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Arts & Culture Series: Lifelines & Deadlines - the Late Chana Bloch & End-of-Life Issues

Sunday, January 27, 2019, 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM
Epworth United Methodist Church
1953 Hopkins St.
Berkeley, CA  94707

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When: Sunday, January 27, 2:00-4:00 pm

Where: Epworth United Methodist Church, 1953 Hopkins St., Berkeley 

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Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible; assisted listening devices will be available

Join us for the premiere screening of Lifelines and Deadlines, featuring Chana Bloch’s reading of her final poems at an event she titled “Dying for Dummies” 2 years ago for Village members.

Speaking at the event will be Dr. Lonny Shavelson, an expert on end-of-life issues who helped make the film. Dr. Shavelson will discuss Chana’s attitudes toward dying and other end-of-life issues

In the film, Chana, an internationally acclaimed poet and beloved Village member who died in 2017, reads from poems about her four-year engagement with cancer and discusses her thoughts, her poems and her creative approach. The poems were later published posthumously in her last book, The Moon Is Almost Full.

Dr. Lonny Shavelson, a Berkeley physician, photographer, filmmaker and journalist, is the author of six books, including A Chosen Death. He was the producer/director of the feature documentary film Three to Infinity: Beyond Two Genders. With Jan Sturmann, he filmed Lifelines and Deadlines, and he participated in the editing of the film.

Dr. Shavelson's medical practice focuses on requests from terminally ill patients for medical aid in dying according to California's End of Life Option Act. He will discuss the provisions and requirements of the new law.

The DVD of Lifelines and Deadlines will be available for purchase.

Assisted listening devices will be available.

This event is cosponsored by the Ashby Village Arts & Culture Group and Epworth United Methodist Church.